I decided to create my first free blog from wordpress.com yesterday. I then decided to register my domain, but now I'm confused.
After I registered my free blog, am I supposed have two domains under my Setting (just for examples testsite.wordpress.com and testsite.com). I have testsite.com as my Primary blog, but when I go to "Manage My Blogs" there's only one blog listed and it's testsite.wordpress.com.
Can someone explained this to me? I'm new to registering a domain.
I also want to know why my registered domain still has ".....wordpress.com/wp-admin/" on its dashboard URL. Shouldn't it just be something like testsite.com/wp-admin?
Did I do something wrong in the process of going from a free wordpress.com blog to a registered domain?
I also came across this forum discussion http://wordpress.org/support/topic/adding-a-new-downloaded-theme-to-wordpress that made me more confused.
I've been trying to install a theme I downloaded for my blog, but I was having a hard time doing it. It was mentioned in that discussion that the issue was because the blog was still managed by WordPress even if it's registered, and you can tell that from the "Manage My Blog" URL which includes "....wordpress.com/wp-admin/themes.php.
I also have that in my URL when I go to "Manage My Blogs" so I want to know why WordPress is still managing my registered domain? How can I be the one managing it? How can I can get rid of "....wordpress.com" in my URL?
Am I just better off cancelling my domain? And if I do, can I re-register the same domain right away?
I'm just so confused and I hope this all makes sense so if anyone can kindly explain all this to me, it would be greatly appreciated.